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Fast Facts for the School Nurse, Fourth Edition

Fast Facts for the School Nurse, Fourth Edition

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Fast Facts for the School Nurse, Fourth Edition

Fast Facts for the School Nurse provides quick access to information that busy school nurses need to practice competently and efficiently. Written by a nurse with more than 25 years of school nursing experience, this consistently organized reference offers straightforward guidelines to a range of daily tasks and nursing responsibilities. It provides clinical protocols for safe management of common childhood illnesses, accidents, and emergencies, along with legal and ethical considerations, documentation, and high-risk areas in school nursing practice.

The fourth edition has been substantially revised. Of significance is the first chapter which provides Words of Wisdom from school nurses and self-help guidance. Included also is expanded coverage of mental health issues, gender identity and transgenderism, and drug use. Information on technology in the school health office will also be updated. In addition, the new edition features new information on the COVID-19 pandemic and its lasting influence on school nursing practice. The summary questions at the end of each chapter will provide readers with immediate feedback.

Most school nurses are thrown into their positions with little or no experience or orientation to the school setting. Finding appropriate resources is difficult. Fast Facts for the School Nurse provides the concise and practical information needed for immediate school nurse performance and is suitable for both the nurse new to practice and the experienced school nurse.

New to This Edition:

  • Guidance in answering difficult questions posed by students, teachers, parents, and administrators.
  • "Words of Wisdom" from school nurse colleagues and self-help suggestions for a healthier you.
  • New chapter dedicated to the National Association of School Nurses’ 21st Century Framework for School Nurse Practice™
  • New chapter on pandemic awareness, readiness, and steps a school nurse must take
  • Expanded chapter on technologies for the school health office
  • Updated information on mental health issues and awareness including depression, anxiety, stress
  • Expanded chapter dealing with gender identify issues including transgender
  • Additional information on use of marijuana and vaping
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter (with answers and rationale)

Key Features:

  • Addresses the five content components included in the National Certification Examination for School Nurses—health problems and nursing management, health appraisal, health promotion and disease prevention, professional issues, and special health needs
  • Covers guidelines, management protocols, and care plans for childhood disorders, accidents, and emergency situations
  • Includes new information on pandemic readiness and measures, mental health conditions, substance abuse, sexual orientation, and emerging technologies.
  • Provides quick reference for health office set up, recommended immunizations, national health observances, and a handy month-by-month calendar

Paperback, 350 pages, 4th edition

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